A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking

A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking

    • 4.5 • 201 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • $4.99

Publisher Description

Fourteen-year-old Mona isn't like the wizards charged with defending the city. She can't control lightning or speak to water. Her familiar is a sourdough starter and her magic only works on bread. She has a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance.

But Mona's life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona's city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona's worries...

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2020
July 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
332
Pages
PUBLISHER
T. Kingfisher
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
661.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Marina Ariadne ,

Baking is often magic

Yeast is a living thing, and dough is magic—ask anyone who’s learnt to bake bread.

I love Bob. I love the gingerbread man who becomes more than just a trick.

I love Mona for who she is and who she becomes—and who she does not.

More from this world, please! Too much whimsey to enjoy here to spend it all on one novel.

Athaleas ,

You should read this

Death by sourdough starter! Misbehaving gingerbread men! Murder and sass! What more could you need.

HRJones ,

Delightful

I think the only word for this book is “delightful.” In a standard-issue medievaloid fantasy setting, a teenage apprentice baker and wizard finds herself thrust into the unexpected role of saving the city-state from plots and foreign invasion. With the help of an animated gingerbread man and a magical familiar in the form of a sourdough culture named Bob. I mean, what more do you need to know? The protagonist is believably complex and flawed and the baking-based magic (indeed, the general premise of how magic works in the world) is well-realized and woven into the plot and its resolution. I may be biased in my love of this book because the quarantine initiated me into the Sourdough Tribe. But then again, I think it’s just that good.

More Books Like This

Dead Man in a Ditch Dead Man in a Ditch
2020
One Foot in the Fade One Foot in the Fade
2022
Cold Copper Tears Cold Copper Tears
1988
The Thief Who Went To War The Thief Who Went To War
2019
Mystic Jive Mystic Jive
2016
Discount Armageddon Discount Armageddon
2012

More Books by T. Kingfisher

Nettle & Bone Nettle & Bone
2022
The Twisted Ones The Twisted Ones
2019
What Moves the Dead What Moves the Dead
2022
Paladin's Grace Paladin's Grace
2020
The Hollow Places The Hollow Places
2020
Clockwork Boys Clockwork Boys
2017

Customers Also Bought

Masquerade in Lodi Masquerade in Lodi
2020
The Assassins of Thasalon The Assassins of Thasalon
2021
The Physicians of Vilnoc The Physicians of Vilnoc
2020
Knot of Shadows Knot of Shadows
2021
The Orphans of Raspay The Orphans of Raspay
2019
The Witness for the Dead The Witness for the Dead
2021